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Looking for a great pasta recipe with either cream sauce or tomato-cream. Please help :)

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Staceyy May 24, 2010 10:57 AM

Hi All,

I'm looking for a good pasta recipe with either tomato-cream sauce or cream sauce.
Don't want anything overly complicated.

Would appreciate any links or any recipes anyone could post.

Thanks!

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    cackalackie May 24, 2010 11:14 AM

    This is a great recipe I tried recently:
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gi...

    The sauce ingredients bake in the oven: you don't have to stand at the stove stirring. It's so simple and deliciously fresh-tasting. And you can include any other veggies you like. I included some asparagus.

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      Birmingham May 24, 2010 02:08 PM

      Father Leo Patalinghug of "Grace Before Meals"--PBS show and cookbook of the same name, has an easy recipe for "Penne al a Vodka." (I got to taste test it when he made it live on the air. :-) You can see a video of him making it here: http://www.gracebeforemeals.com/video... or you can probably see the book online and view the recipe. Very good recipe--easy but sophisticated.

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      1. re: Birmingham
        bushwickgirl May 24, 2010 02:19 PM

        I saw Father Leo on an episode of Throwdown with Bobby Flay; he's quite entertaining.

        Here's another option, just in case there's a no vodka clause in the OP's house:

        http://allrecipes.com/recipe/tomato-c...

      2. chef chicklet May 24, 2010 03:23 PM

        I have several dishes that use a tomato/ white wine cream sauce. These are not difficult to make just a little mixing of sauces at the end. Some are with spinach and chicken,mushrooms, and some with shrimp. There is one crab ravioli, with a tomato cream sauce that I've made which is excellent, but get ready to work.

        I would use a pasta that catches the sauce for this one, I am really fond of gemelli, or orrechiette. These types of pasta are designed to catch and hold the sauce nicely.

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          bostonfoodie111 May 24, 2010 03:48 PM

          The link is for a recipe called "baked-pasta-with-tomato-cream-and-five-cheeses." This is a great recipe which I had the pleasure of eating at the restaurant that made it famous, Al Forno in Providence, RI.

          You cannot go wrong with it. I also have subbed out the sauce with Rao's Marinara when I was in a hurry and it still was stellar. Enjoy!

          http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/b...

        2. boyzoma May 24, 2010 03:47 PM

          Staceyy: Below is a link to a roasted red pepper cream sauce. I have made this and it was really, really good. You can season to taste (I added a little Smoky Sweet Pepper. But - Yum! I hope you give it a try. - I personally did a little cajun seasoning on the chicken to give it some extra kick: http://www.bigoven.com/170103-Roasted-Red-Pepper-Fetticine-Alfredo-recipe.html

          Another recipe I've used is: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs...

          1. ChristinaMason May 24, 2010 03:48 PM

            My friend Vicky makes a yummy vodka penne: http://culinspiration.wordpress.com/2...

            Careful though, that vodka DOES have some kick.

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